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Limber Tail Syndrome (AKA cold tail, dead tail, broken wag) is quite common among some breeds of hunting dogs, such as Labradors, Golden Retrievers, Pointers, Setters, and Beagles. It is a condition in which the tail becomes limp and sometimes painful after exertion, particularly during inclement weather, swimming, or in an under-conditioned dog. It is a condition well-known to hunting dog owners and trainers, but not commonly seen by veterinarians. The syndrome is characterized by the swelling of the muscles at the base of the tail (the wagging muscles, which are also used heavily during swimming when the tail may serve as a rudder). These muscles are bound to the tail by a tight ring of connective tissue. As the muscles swell and expand, the connective tissue begins to serve as a tourniquet – cutting off normal blood flow.
When increased pressure within a confined space results in reduced blood flow, it is known as a ‘compartment syndrome’.
- Mariette MARRIER d'UNIENVILLE
- Province, Country:
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- brown BURMESE
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- Date of Death
- 29-06 -04
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- Coat Colour:
- sable brown
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Kind of nature, mother extroadinaire who asked for little more than love in return, has slipped away to join others in her heavenly family of cats.
She will be missed. Of her many children those who stayed at home are Ashara (blue), Velvet (blue), and Chitchat (brown) ... HALO's legacy will live on .....
A supremely intelligent feline with a mysterious smile, she will be missed and her clever ways of opening doors and letting us know she was around will echo in memory forever. I have the pictures but I would rather have her back and ditch the pictures.